Aerial Yoga Offers a New Perspective
Aerial yoga, also known as anti-gravity yoga, incorporates the use of a fabric hammock or swing to support and suspend the body during yoga postures. With the support of the hammock, people can practice their favorite poses like warrior, tree and sun salutations in a whole new way. They may try poses never even thought possible, but with the support of the silks, feel totally accessible, and the alignment just makes sense.
Health benefits include decompression of the spine: (when the body is hanging freely, it helps alleviate pressure and tension in the back and neck); increased flexibility; improved balance; reduced stress, increased strength and endurance; and a whole new perspective on life.
As with any physical activity, it’s important to practice aerial yoga under the guidance of a qualified instructor to ensure proper technique and safety. Although aerial yoga may have many benefits, there are some contraindications that may make it unsafe or unsuitable for certain individuals.
It is important to consult with a qualified health care provider and a trained aerial yoga instructor to determine if aerial yoga is safe and appropriate for an individual’s needs and health status. Women that are pregnant, have high blood pressure, glaucoma, vertigo, dizziness, recent surgery or injury or joint issues should consult with a physician before trying aerial yoga.
For more information, call Pure Bliss Yoga, located at 725 River Rd., in, Edgewater. For more information, call 518-406-8077 or visit Pure-Bliss-Yoga.com.